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Whenever you are feeling low, K-dramas are always there to light your mood up. There is no such motivation as binge-watching you're favorite K-drama. It becomes much more soothing if the drama you're watching has a happy ever after. Here, we've rounded up the Top 10 K-dramas that'll lift your spirits for sure.
1) Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (2016)
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo is a sports drama, inspired by the life of the Olympic gold-medalist Jang Mi-Ran. It starred Lee Sung-Kyung in the title role with Nam Joo-Hyuk.
Kim Bok-Joo, a young woman chasing her dream of weightlifting on an athlete college campus, develops a crush on her friend Jung Joon Hyung's, older brother, Jung Jae-Yi.
At first, Joon Hyung teased her and followed her act. He even helped her, but soon finds himself falling in love with her.
The story is about young college athletes who are fighting for their dreams, experiencing finding love in the process, and growing every step of the way.
2) What's Wrong With Secretary Kim (2018)
Based on the novel of the same title by Jung Kyung- Yoon which was first published in 2013. The series aired on tvN from June 6 to July 26, 2018, on Wednesdays and Thursdays for 16 episodes.
Lee Young-Joon (Park Seo Joon) is the vice-chairman of a major corporation. His world is shaken when, one day, his highly capable secretary, Kim Mi-So, announces that she will resign from her position.
Yoong-Joon then decided to do everything to keep her from resigning. Their time together makes them learn about their past traumas which turned out to be the same. Kim Mi-So falls in love with Lee Young-Joon as they heal each other.
3) Touch Your Heart (2019)
Touch Your Heart is a 2019 released drama starring Yoo In-na along with Lee Dong-Wook.
Top Actress Oh Jin-Shim, who goes by the stage name Oh Yoon-Seo, has a scandal that damages her career, leaving her jobless for two years.
In order to get a role in a major upcoming television series, she agrees to get experience at a law firm, working as a secretary to a lawyer named Kwon Jung-Rok. Eventually, they fall in love.
4) Strong Girl Do Bong-Soon (2017)
Do Bong Soon is born with supernatural abilities. She has superhuman strength. This strength of hers is hereditary and is being passed on to the women of her family from generations.
This ability of hers makes her special from other people. Bong-soon especially pretends to be a delicate and elegant woman, which is the ideal type of her crush, In Guk Doo.
Guk-Doo is a police officer and is often spotted helping Bong-Soon whenever she is in need. Both of them were friends since high school and even lived in the same place. Bong-soon liked Guk-Doo since she was in high school but never confessed her feelings for him.
Even though Bong-soon was an adult, she had no stable job. Thanks to her strength, she got a job as a bodyguard of rich heir Ahn Min-Hyuk, the CEO of a gaming company named Ainsoft. In comparison to Guk-Doo, Min-Huk is a very cheerful and carefree man. This is where the story of the puppy couple starts.
5) She Was Pretty (2015)
A romantic comedy, based on a true story, about two acquaintances who meet again after they've gone through a reversal of fortunes and appearances.
It is set in the backdrop of a fashion magazine's publishing office. Park Seo Joon alongside Hwang Jung-Eum, shines extraordinarily throughout the drams.
They had perfect chemistry on-screen and both of them were perfect for the roles. The drama itself won many awards and even the main cast was awarded several times.
6) It's Okay To Not be Okay (2020)
Moon Gang-Tae lived with his older brother Moon Sang-Tae, who was suffering from autism. Growing up both of them lived a difficult life. Their father died when both of them were very young and their mother was murdered.
Sang-Tae was the sole witness of his mother’s murder from where his fear of butterflies manifested. This fear forced Gang-Tae to move from city to city in order to prevent his brother from experiencing nightmares.
Gang-Tae worked as a caregiver in psychiatric hospitals at every place they settled. While working in the hospital, he met Ko Moon-Young, who had ASPD(Antisocial Personality Disorder).
Moon-Young was suffering since she was a kid as her mother treated her like property. When she met Gang Tae, she got infatuated with him. As the story moved forward, both of them fall in love with each other and healed as time went by.
7) Doom At Your Service (2021)
Starring Park Bo-Young, Seo In-Guk as the main leads, and Lee Soo-Hyuk, Kang Tae-Ho, and Shin Do-Hyun as the second leads, this drama has been eye candy since it is released.
The drama revolves around Tak Dong-Kyung, who has been working hard ever since her parents passed away. Her life seemed more stable after working as a web novel editor for the past six years, but then she gets diagnosed with brain cancer.
She blames her unlucky life and wishes to curse everything to disappear, which unintentionally calls Myul Mang a messenger between humans and gods, to appear.
He says that he can grant her one wish before dying. As her last hope, she makes a contract with Myul Mang for a hundred days to live how she wants, risking her everything.
8) Itaewon Class (2020)
Itaewon Class is based on the webtoon of the same name, it is the first series to be produced by the Film Distribution Company Snowbox.
The series revolved around Park sae Ro-Yi. Due to an accident, which killed his father, Park Sae Ro-Yi attempted to kill Jang Geun-Won, the son of the Jangga Group's founder.
Sae Ro-Yi is jailed and the woman he loved was offered a scholarship by the Jangga Group. After his release, Park Sae Ro-Yi opens Dambam in Itaewon. He wants to be successful and seek revenge. On this journey, he meets Jo Yi-Seo.
9) I'm Not A Robot (2017)
Kim Min-Yu, a wealthy shareholder of a financial company, is suffering from a "human allergy" that keeps him isolated and unable to undertake normal interactions with people.
His guarded life is thrown for a loop when he takes interest in an artificially intelligent robot Aji 3, modeled after its developer's ex-girlfriend. In hopes of getting funded, Hong Baek-Gyun, Aji 3's inventor, presents his work to Min Kyu.
The robot malfunctions in the process and begs his ex-girlfriend, Jo Ji-Ah to momentarily take his place and be known to people.
10) Her Private Life (2019)
Sung De0k-Mi is a dedicated, professional gallery curator with a dark secret. She's the ultimate fangirl of White Ocean's Cha Shi-An.
She even manages a fan site for him. When dating rumor of her and Shi-An breaks out, Ryan Gold, a former artist and the new director of the gallery she works in suggests that they fake date to ride Deok Mi of Shi-An's rabid and jealous fans.
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